Real Estate Law News and Insights

Treasury And HUD Recommendations Could Increase Private Sector Participation In Housing Finance

Published: Aug 14, 2020
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In Short The Situation: Reforming the U.S. housing finance system has been a frequent discussion topic in the years since the 2008 financial crisis. The Result: In response to a March 2019 presidential memorandum, the Department of the Treasury ("Treasury") and the Department of Housing and Urban Development ("HUD") issued plans consisting...

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New Proposed Regulations Expand CFIUS Jurisdiction Regarding Real Estate

Published: Aug 12, 2020
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On September 17, 2019, the U.S. Department of Treasury issued two new proposed rules for the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) implementing the Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act (FIRRMA). Of particular interest to readers of this blog was the second of the proposed rules, which...

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Court Of Appeal Affirms California’s Interest In Housing Can Override Laws Of Charter Cities

Published: Aug 10, 2020
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In Anderson v. San Jose, the Sixth District Court of Appeal held that the Surplus Land Act constitutionally applies to California's charter cities. Many prior published opinions have affirmed that various California housing laws constitutionally apply to charter cities, but Anderson is the only recent binding precedent addressing whether California's recently...

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